Gorilla Monsoon, Bobby Heenan, and Jim Neidhart do commentary, providing the last episode of the taping cycle in Reno, Nevada. Heenan and Neidhart debate how lucky Ted DiBiase is to have Sensational Sherri in his corner.
The British Bulldog’s squash from Prime Time Wrestling starts the show.
Lord Alfred Hayes’ Special Report recaps Sensational Sherri’s failed attempt to become the manager for Andre the Giant.
The Orient Express’ squash from Prime Time Wrestling airs.
Ted DiBiase (w/Sensational Sherri) (7-2-1) beats Stephen DeLeon via submission to the Million Dollar Dream at 2:02:
Virgil does an insert promo about how he was with DiBiase for four years and now that he has a taste of freedom, he will never go back to him. DeLeon crumples in a heap after taking a clothesline and DiBiase locks in the Million Dollar Dream right after. After the match, Sherri gives DiBiase a kiss and hands him a $100 bill from her bra to shove down DeLeon’s throat.
The Dragon (3-0) defeats Tom Stone with the flying body press at 2:31:
Heenan cannot sit through the Dragon’s entrance without making a dig at Tito Santana, insisting that the Dragon breathes fire because he at some cooking from the Santana household. The Dragon throws a lot of chops throughout the bout before finishing Stone with a slam, flying chop, and flying body press.
A replay of Irwin R. Schyster’s recent vignette is shown.
Sergeant Slaughter, Colonel Mustafa, and General Adnan are guests on Brutus Beefcake’s Barber Shop. Slaughter argues that Hulk Hogan and Beefcake have a lot in common these days because of facial injuries. That would carry greater weight is Hogan had more than a bandage on his face and if there was makeup used to make it seem that his burn was more than a scratch. The former WWF champion ends the promo by saying that he rules the WWF.
The Barbarian’s squash from Prime Time Wrestlingairs.
Eddie Robinson lifts weights and encourages people to buy the WBF pay-per-view on June 15!
The Ultimate Warrior (2-1) defeats Rick Martel (8-1-1) with a splash at 6:27:
As previously noted, this is a big feature match because of how prominently both men have been showcased on television over the last sixteen months. The Undertaker and Paul Bearer do an insert promo about how the Warrior is primed to be their sacrificial lamb. For someone who is supposed to be scared of the Undertaker, the Warrior is no worse for wear. Martel has a nice counter for the Warrior running the ropes, sidestepping, and using the Warrior’s momentum to send him to the floor. Martel’s offense is deliberate, doing little back work before locking in the Boston crab. The Warrior powers out without much of a struggle and starts shaking the ropes, defeating Martel shortly thereafter. Martel was on his way out the door, so he is going to be doing some jobs like this to bigger stars on the way out. The match just went through the motions and there was not much drama in it. Rating: *
Intercontinental Champion Mr. Perfect and Bobby Heenan promise to Perfectplex Tugboat next week. Tugboat rebuts that he will make Heenan seasick by pinballing Perfect around.
Tune in next week to see Intercontinental Champion Mr. Perfect defend his title against Tugboat! Also, the Big Bossman, Power & Glory, Hacksaw Jim Duggan will be in action! Also, Roddy Piper will be a guest on Brutus Beefcake’s Barber Shop!
The Last Word: In an era where feature matches were rare, fans relished the chance to see the Ultimate Warrior on free television. That was the program’s only draw as this show recycled lots of matches from Prime Timeand the Barber Shop segment contributed nothing new to the Hulk Hogan-Sergeant Slaughter feud.
To round out the month of April the WWF sent some of its contingent to the United Kingdom while some stayed in the U.S. Here are the results of some of those shows, courtesy of thehistoryofwwe.com:
New York City, New York – Madison Square Garden – April 22, 1991 (12,200): The Dragon pinned Haku with a flying body press at 9:55…Power & Glory beat the Bushwhackers when Paul Roma pinned Butch after Hercules elbow dropped Butch behind the referee’s back and put Roma on top at 8:34…The Big Bossman pinned the Mountie after the Bossman Slam at 7:56. After the match, the Mountie attacked the Bossman and repeatedly shocked him with his cattle prod until WWF officials intervened…Sergeant Slaughter defeated WWF Champion Hulk Hogan via disqualification at 16:00 when referee Joey Marella came to, saw Hogan with a chair, and believed that Hogan had hit him with the weapon twice. After the match, Slaughter and Adnan tried to throw a fireball at Hogan but Hogan avoided it and chased them back to the locker room with a chair…Irwin R. Schyster pinned Jimmy Snuka by rolling through a body press of the second rope and using the tights for leverage at 6:33…The Texas Tornado wrestled the Warlord to a double count out at 9:15…The Rockers & Virgil beat the Orient Express & Mr. Fuji when Virgil make Tanaka submit to the Million Dollar Dream at 10:33…Ted DiBiase defeated Roddy Piper via referee decision to prevent further punishment to Piper’s leg in a figure-four leg lock at 7:33. After the match, Piper stripped Sensational Sherri of her dress, cleared DiBiase from the ring, and knocked referee Danny Davis to the floor.
London, England – Docklands Arena – April 24, 1991: Dave Taylor, Tony St. Clair & Steve Regal defeated Drew McDonald, Chic Cullen & Johnny South when Taylor pinned McDonald…The Brooklyn Brawler pinned Steve Casey…Jim Neidhart pinned the Warlord with a rollup after a blind charge at 13:31…Ted DiBiase defeated the Texas Tornado via count out when Sensational Sherri interfered at 14:05…Greg Valentine pinned Haku with a sunset flip at 8:41…The Rockers (w/Andre the Giant) beat the Orient Express (w/Mr. Fuji) when Jannetty pinned Kato after the Rockers hit a double flying fist drop off the top rope at 15:46…Jimmy Snuka pinned the Barbarian with a sunset flip into the ring at 15:56…The British Bulldog pinned the Berzerker (substituting for Rick Martel) with the running powerslam at 16:03…Earthquake defeated Jake Roberts via disqualification at 11:11 when Roberts tried to throw Damien on Earthquake…WWF Champion Hulk Hogan pinned Sergeant Slaughter with a leg drop following heel miscommunication at 16:01. In the UK this card was known as UK Rampage ’91.
Providence, Rhode Island – Providence Civic Center – April 26, 1991 (6,000): The Legion of Doom beat WWF Tag Team Champions the Nasty Boys via count out…The Big Bossman pinned the Mountie…Bret Hart defeated Intercontinental Champion Mr. Perfect via count out…The Bushwhackers beat Power & Glory when Luke pinned Paul Roma…Colonel Mustafa pinned Hacksaw Jim Duggan…Irwin R. Schyster beat Tugboat…The Ultimate Warrior defeated the Undertaker via disqualification.
Belfast, Northern Ireland – Kings Hall – April 26, 1991: Jimmy Snuka defeated the Brooklyn Brawler…Jim Neidhart beat Haku…The Barbarian defeated Greg Valentine…Jake Roberts beat the Berzerker…The Texas Tornado defeated the Warlord…The British Bulldog beat Earthquake…Roddy Piper beat Ted DiBiase via disqualification when Sensational Sherri hit Piper with her loaded purse after he pulled her dress off…Andre the Giant & the Rockers defeated Mr. Fuji & the Orient Express. This was the first WWF show in Ireland.
Backstage News*: WCW is threatening to take legal action over the WWF establish exclusivity in arenas around the country. WCW complained in St. Louis that the WWF’s arrangement there prohibits them from booking a show thirty days before or after a WWF event and the WWF could shut them out of the city by only running six events there per year. WCW Executive Vice President Jim Herd sees St. Louis as a test case and if the company opts to take legal action and prevails, then it plans to challenge the WWF’s agreements with other arenas throughout the country. Currently, St. Louis is allowing WCW to run a show on June 30, but WCW might take more action to get more shows there.
*In talent relations news, WCW is not going to fight Sid Vicious from appearing in the WWF in early summer, allowing him to be completely free of his contract on May 20. WCW will also not be able to prevent Sid from being called Sid Vicious because they do not own legal rights to the name. The WWF liked what they saw from Wayne Bloom & Mike Enos in a tryout and signed them. Dino Bravo has left the company.
*Backstage news is provided courtesy of Dave Meltzer’s Wrestling Observer for May 6.
Up Next: Prime Time Wrestling for April 30!